ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- More than 55 years ago, Adolf Eichmann sat in a courtroom and was tried as a Nazi war criminal.

He had been in charge of transporting millions of Jews to death camps during World War II and became known as one of the world’s more notorious escaped Nazi war criminals.

The trial was one of the first to be televised and it was the first time millions of people around the world heard details of the Holocaust.

Now, the exhibit "Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann" is open at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg. The exhibit tells the dramatic story behind Eichmann’s capture and trial through artifacts, photographs, film and audio.

And the museum wants everyone to have a chance to experience the blockbuster exhibit by offering free admission on Thursday.

Operation Finale opened in February and remains on display until Sunday.

Regular admission is $16 for adults, $14 seniors, $10 college students and $8 students under 18.

Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 5th St. S, St. Petersburg. flholocaustmuseum.org.

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